The Great Australian Bake Off gets a January premiere

 The Great Australian Bake Off gets a January premiere

On your marks, get set, bake! as The Great Australian Bake Off premieres in January on Foxtel.

Twelve new bakers will be donning their aprons and taking their place in the iconic Bake Off shed under the watchful eyes of national treasure and culinary icon Maggie Beer, and acclaimed chef and restaurateur Matt Moran, returning to judge their amazing creations. Comedians Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle are also back to host the fifth series with their own special blend of humour and moral support.

Together Maggie and Matt judge these twelve home baking enthusiasts through a series of mouth-watering challenges that will test the baker’s skills and creativity as they tackle delicious desserts, cakes, biscuits, breads, and pastries, in a bid to find Australia’s best baker.

Over 10 weeks, all bakers will take on 30 delicious challenges to test their baking prowess, creativity, and skill. The twelve bakers are a group of home baking enthusiasts from a 19-year-old disability worker to our 62-year-old grandmother who has lost her sense of taste and smell. The bakers range from diverse backgrounds including Zimbabwe, Laos, Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Torres Strait Islands with occupations ranging from a lawyer, Drama and English high school teacher, a Doctor, Physiology lecturer to a female retired navy vet who specialized in electronic weapons.

The Bake Off franchise began in 2010 with The Great British Bake Off, where it became a ratings phenomenon. The format has been produced locally in the US, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, and France.

In celebration of the new season of The Great Australian Bake Off, LifeStyle presents The Great Bake Off Pop-Up channel, available from January 19 at 6am through to January 27 on channel 128. The Great Bake Off Pop-Up channel, available to all residentials customers, is the destination for the Bake Off franchises from all around the world including The Great British Bake Off, The Great Canadian Bake Off, The Great Kiwi Bake Off and The Great Kenyan Bake Off.

The Great Australian Bake Off premieres Thursdays at 8.30pm from January 27 on FOXTEL. Watch on LifeStyle and On Demand.